How many times have we tried to change something in our lives and fell off the horse? Why didn’t you try getting back on? It takes time to change a habit in our life; whether it be eating, smoking or exercising. I know I am bad about this. I read today that it takes person 66 days to change a habit. I would think it would be the same with changing to a healthier lifestyle.
Module 11 talks about making Keto work long-term. I think some of these ideas will work with any habit you would like to change.
This is what it says:
• Use the 45-day worksheets in the course workbook for as long as you find them helpful— even after the 45 days. Just print out another copy and continue logging your daily experiences.
• Join an online keto community like the Ketogains Facebook group to share your successes and challenges as well as be motivated by others. If #TransformationTuesday doesn’t keep you motivated I don’t know what will.
• Remember your ‘why’—do you have it written down? Putting a post-it note in your kitchen or a weekly pop-up in your phone can be the little reminder you need to stay on track.
• Pull out and review the 5 mindset strategies from Module 6. I’d even suggest pinning them up in a place where you can read through them daily.
• Find a keto group in your area—or even just a health-conscious or weight-loss group—and go on hikes, create a kickball team, have a recipe swap, etc. • Pull out the Keto Food Matrix and Flavor In No Time Flat. Don’t get stuck in a rut making your favorites over and over. Switch it up!
• Set aside time on Sunday (or whatever day you have more downtime) and get prepared for your week. Shop, make keto sauces, and prep now to make your workdays less hectic. • Set a calendar event for a monthly check-in—physical and mental
• Measure and weigh your macros. Freshen up your eyeballing skills and make sure that you’re hitting your macros. It’s easy to start innocently eating a few extra nuts here and there and before you know it you’re well over your carb limit.
• Finally, take a gratitude timeout. There are so many things to be grateful for—clean air to breathe, fresh water, an able body, the ability to read and learn. There are hundreds of small things we take for granted each and every day that are worthy of some reflection.
Do you agree with me or not? Let me know what you think.
Until next time.